Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Aelita (1922) by A.N. Tolstoy, one of the first Soviet science fiction novels. It describes a Soviet expedition to Mars headed by the engineer Loss. Loss falls in love with the beautiful Aelita, daughter of the Martian Supreme Ruler, while Loss' companion is trying to organise a communist revolution which is supposed to bring happiness and progress to the ancient and stagnating civilization. This was the source for the 1924 movie Aelita.
The Russian propaganda is really naive but I really liked this movie that is one of the best russian movies I have seen.
I watched it over the weekend and That is my recommendation of the week!
Have a great day!!